439 Day 39 of a 40-Day Practice


MY MISSION STATEMENT - I am devoted, dedicated, committed to experiencing Your Presence, Father consciously, consistently within me and everywhere present. I want to know, to realize, to live for Your Will for me, empowered by Your loving grace. My mission in now clear, I need, I want to share all I am given with whomever You Will, Father. I look to You as my only Source to provide me with everyone and everything it takes to carry out the Mission You gave me. Thank You.


I have an Early Warning System for many years in place. I find myself not taking advantage of it consistently, falling back into an old rut. I can promise myself; I will not do that again, only realizing I am doing it again. This Early Warning System consist of a database of my old habits of thoughts and feelings that no longer work, or they are harmful or too expensive or all three. The purpose of this System is to let me quickly know I have fallen into an old rut. Armed with the awareness I can get out of the ditch and back on the path as soon as possible.

Day before yesterday I was feeling a little depressed and negative at a meeting I had to attend. I learned that I should not try to force myself into a good mood by trying to be funny. Most often it comes across as putting down another person. I may have been able to say the same thing to the same person at other time and no harm done. If I am depressed and negative it is best that I am straightforward and not try to be funny. "Restraint of tongue and pen."


Have you been able to build an Early Warning System? (How to building an Early Warning System is part of Step Ten in our workbooks – go to Downloads at www.12stepworkbook.org)

How well is it working for you?